ἐκ προδήλου, like “ἐκ τοῦ ἐμφανέος” ( Her. 4. 120), “ἐκ τοῦ προφανοῦς” ( Thuc. 3. 43§ 3), “ἐκ τοῦ φανεροῦ”, etc.: “ἐκ” being used as above in 455, Thuc. 725.In this adverbial phrase the adj. is merely a stronger “δῆλος”, as in Soph. Ai. 1311“θανεῖν προδήλως” (‘before all eyes’). Its other sense was ‘clear beforehand’ ( Dem. or. 18 § 196 “εἰ..ἦν σοι πρόδηλα τὰ μέλλοντα”). Here, again, it is supposed that we have lost a trimeter, answering to 1409. (Hermann suggests “ἀλλ᾽ ἐξίκοιτό γ̓, ὡς παρεσκευάμεθα”.) But the context, at least, does not show any gap in the sense.
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